Music Café at The Monastery.

Yet more great press for our Music Café, this time coming from The Guardian.

Guardian reporter Helen Pidd wrote on her own Twitter account that the Music Cafe ‘…was the most moving thing I’ve had the privilege of reporting on in quite a few years. Bravo to Manchester Camerata’. Read the full article here.

This article follows press from both ITV and BBC News. Ann O’Connor from ITV described the Café as ‘Simple, effective and often magical‘, and the BBC put a lovely segment together which you can check here!

The Music Cafe provides free music-making workshops for people living with dementia and carers, plus information and training on how to use music at home to help your loved ones.

These free music sessions run every Wednesday, get there 10:30 for an 11am start.

Join a network of family carers and people living with dementia to learn more about how music can help you and your loved ones.

For more information, please contact Emma Arnold on:

This Café has been generously funded by Music For Dementia‘s Paul and Nick Harvey Fund.


There is ample free parking at the venue. If you are travelling on public transport, The Monastery is situated between Belle Vue, Ashburys and Gorton train stations and is also on the 205, 230 and 231 bus routes.

For sat navs use: The Monastery, 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5W

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Click here to watch the BBC News report

Click here to read our Guardian article
Our Music Café on ITV news – watch the full report here.
Listen to our Ryan Breen talk about the Music Cafe on BBC Radio Manchester
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